Coronavirus: European Champions League postponed due to COVID-19 lockdowns

The Champions League trophy
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This season's Champions League final, Europa League final and women's Champions League final have been formally postponed, because of the coronavirus pandemic.

UEFA, European football's governing body, announced the news on Tuesday, as most of Europe went into lockdown.

UEFA says no decision has been made on a new date for the finals, amid a shutdown of European soccer, due to the COVID-19 outbreak that has no end in sight.

Only four teams advanced to the Champions League quarter-finals, before the remaining Round-of-16 games scheduled on March 17-18 were postponed.

"No decision has been taken on rearranged dates," said UEFA in a statement.

All three competitions are currently suspended, along with almost every European domestic league, because of the coronavirus.

Last week, UEFA postponed the Euro 2020 tournament until next year.

Reuters